Thomas Jefferson University

Department of Counseling & Behavioral Health
Childhood Trauma Studies Certificate

This program is for professionals who currently work with children and families across various settings and disciplines, as well as to Jefferson undergraduate and graduate students who seek to understand the complex impact of childhood trauma on development.

This program offers advanced trauma knowledge, skills and competencies to promote healing and growth for children and families impacted by childhood adversity.


Program Length
Program Format

Off-Campus at One Penn Center, Tuesday evenings


Rolling Admissions

1 Nov

Deadline FOR Spring
  • Application Materials to Graduate Admissions


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Childhood Trauma Studies Certificate

This four-course curriculum leads to a Certificate in Childhood Trauma Studies, or for students currently enrolled in a Jefferson undergraduate program, a Minor in Childhood Trauma Studies.


You will become a competent trauma-informed service provider with the knowledge and skills to work effectively with children and families impacted by childhood adversity.


Contact Us

Community and Trauma Counseling
Jefferson - East Falls Campus
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Phone: (215) 951-2943
Fax: (215) 951-2907

Neil Andress
Manager, Clinical Sites and Community Relations for CTC